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Coding and reimbursement 101: How to maximize your payments: Know these codes, modifiers, and bundles so you can submit reimbursement claims accurately and on time. Dec 1, 2018 2000
Coding considerations in investigating chronic pelvic pain: Clear documentation identifying specific nonsurgical treatment and time spent is critical to reimbursement. Jun 1, 2018 904
In-office hysteroscopy procedures: reimbursement jumps 237%. Jul 1, 2017 1180
Obstetric code changes that could affect your reimbursement (very soon). Aug 1, 2016 2202
ICD-10-CM documentation and coding for obstetric procedures: with the new system set to take effect in less than a month, here's what you need to know about key changes to obstetric coding. Sep 1, 2015 2846
ICD-10-CM documentation and coding for GYN procedures: with the new coding set in our sights, here's a line-up of key changes that will affect final reimbursements. Aug 1, 2015 1853
ObGyn Medicare and CPT coding changes that could affect your income in 2015: although Medicare reimbursement looks bleak for the coming year, awareness of some coding changes could help your bottom line. Jan 1, 2015 2916
Moving forward with ICD-10: capitalize on this extra time: even though the implementation of ICD-10 has been postponed until October 1, 2015, now is not the time to breathe a sigh of relief and go back to business as usual. Jul 1, 2014 1237
The 2014 CPT and Medicare code changes affecting ObGyn practice. Jan 1, 2014 2258
Coding for appendectomy. Mar 1, 2013 741
The new year brings refinements to CPT and Medicare codes: new codes, deleted codes, and clarification of just who is a qualified health-care provider are some of the changes that occurred on January 1, 2013. Jan 1, 2013 1298
A coding question on the Bakri balloon. Nov 1, 2012 339
How to secure payment for bladder repair. Feb 1, 2012 506
Changes to the CPT code set and Medicare billing: revisions to codes and guidelines and new codes came into force on January 1. They regard the services you provide for contraceptive implants, injection of denosumab, and enterocele repair, among others. Jan 1, 2012 1371
Change has come again to ICD-9 diagnostic codes: new codes were unveiled on October 1 to report elective cesarean delivery, ART pregnancy, and vaginal mesh complications, to name a few. Nov 1, 2011 1798
Changes to the CPT code set and Medicare billing: important changes went into effect on January 1st, including a major overhaul of codes for observation care and labor and delivery. Has your practice kept up? Feb 1, 2011 1823
Alert! The 2011 ICD-9 code set is already in force: Among the changes that have arrived are codes to improve the specificity of what you provide to payers--including characterizations of multiple gestations and distinctions in uterine, vaginal, and cervical anomalies. Nov 1, 2010 1678
CPT changes for ObGyns are minor in 2010; the big news is Medicare's toss of consult codes: CMS won't pay for most consultations any longer, but is raising the relative value of all new and established patient services. Brief article Jan 1, 2010 171
New codes bundle urodynamic studies--a product of joint CMS and CPT input. Jan 1, 2010 531
Laparoscopic revision of a vaginal graft. Brief article Jan 1, 2010 131
Other, miscellaneous changes take effect. Jan 1, 2010 390
Prolonged inpatient E/M services. Brief article Jan 1, 2010 216
Consultation codes and clarifications. Jan 1, 2010 420
Medicare tilts the playing field on consultations. Jan 1, 2010 641
That time of year: turn back the clock, watch H1N1 flu return, and adopt a new ICD-9 code set: codes have been revised, clarified, and added (swine flu, for one). Our expert explains what the newly issued set means for ObGyn practice. Sep 1, 2009 1388
ACOG guidelines for HIV screening don't always acknowledge coding reality: the College urges "opt-out" screening--but many states require that, even then, you counsel the patient and have her sign a consent form. Jul 1, 2009 851
A new year, a new CPT: will these changes rattle your practice? You need to revise your encounter form; Modifier-21 is gone; and there's mixed news about common urogyn surgeries. Our expert contributor offers a walk-through. Jan 1, 2009 1253
Come October 1, a multitude of ICD-9 code additions and revisions arrive: OBs get codes for unremarkable sonograms ordered on the basis of suspicion. For gyn practice, options expand for abnormal Pap smear results. Here are the details. Sep 1, 2008 1668
Pinpoint pelvic pain to avoid denial for US scan. Brief article May 1, 2008 146
Problem with -52 modifier for US follicle evaluation. Brief article May 1, 2008 289
Dx/procedure mismatch when checking for fibroids. May 1, 2008 373
Rewards await in 2008 for meeting quality measures. Brief article Feb 1, 2008 320
Reimbursement for repair of your surgical injury? Brief article Feb 1, 2008 208
Codes for phone and online counseling, team meetings. Jan 1, 2008 889
CPT codes diversify for hysterectomy and repair of paravaginal defects. Standards Dec 1, 2007 1402
Can US scan be used to confirm a normal pelvic exam? Brief article Oct 1, 2007 256
Slow payment for unlisted codes for lap hysterectomy. Brief article Oct 1, 2007 212
No need for modifiers on self-performed US scans. Brief article Oct 1, 2007 154
It's "false labor" if there's no bleeding--at any date. Brief article Oct 1, 2007 144
Colporrhaphy? Do not code for posterior repair. Brief article Oct 1, 2007 244
Patient asks for test; is that "medical necessity"? Brief article Oct 1, 2007 108
2008 codes include means to specify severity of dysplasia: new and updated codes cover VIN, traumatic delivery, natural family planning, catheter infections, more. Sep 1, 2007 1357
Want a bonus check? CMS has a program for you: by fulfilling selected quality measures, you can garner an additional 1.5% of your total Medicare earnings. Jul 1, 2007 1478
Be consistent with the fifth digit across delivery codes! Brief article Jun 1, 2007 300
Bundle codes for repair of a pelvic floor defect? Brief article Jun 1, 2007 208
Does breast exam only qualify as screening visit? May 1, 2007 458
Fern testing: CLIA-waived but payer might not cover. Brief article May 1, 2007 215
Two voiding studies: bill together but specify parts. Brief article May 1, 2007 262
Fetal genetic abnormality inferred from US; code for further study. Brief article May 1, 2007 138
Positive ANA - don't leap to "autoimmune disorder". Brief article May 1, 2007 168
Coding Zoladex depends on the patient's condition. Brief article May 1, 2007 181
Call a contraceptive a contraceptive when coding. Brief article May 1, 2007 211
Is it "major" or "minor" dehiscence repair? Brief article Apr 1, 2007 266
No new code for new Depo-Provera formulation. Brief article Apr 1, 2007 273
Multisite injection might not be reimbursed as multiple procedures. Mar 1, 2007 258
Split preop visit from surgery? Maybe. Mar 1, 2007 251
Avoid confusion over terms when billing McCall culdoplasty. Feb 1, 2007 262
Complete and transvaginal US scan must be specified. Brief article Feb 1, 2007 204

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